Friday, February 29, 2008

The Awakening By Sonny Carroll

A time comes in your life when you finally get it... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes. This is your awakening... You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella and that in the real world, there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you and in the process, a sense of serenity is born of acceptance. You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are ... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval. You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process, a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance. You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and in the process, a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness. You realize that much of the way you view yourself and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. You begin to sift through all the junk you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear and where you should shop and what you should drive, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for. You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with and in the process, you learn to go with your instincts. You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive and that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix. You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life. You learn that you don't know everything; it's not your job to save the world and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake. Then you learn about love. Romantic love and familial love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away. You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the man on your arm or the child that bears your name. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don't have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy. You learn that alone does not mean lonely. You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up." You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK and that it is your right, to want things and to ask for the things that you want and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands. You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won't settle for less. You allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you, to glorify you with his touch and in the process, you internalize the meaning of self-respect. And you learn that your body really is your temple. And you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear. So you take more time to rest. Just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul; so you take more time to laugh and to play. You learn that for the most part in life, you get what you believe you deserve and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen, is different from working toward making it happen. More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone and that it's OK to risk asking for help. You learn that the only thing you must truly fear is the great robber baron of all time; FEAR itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears, because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear, is to give away the right to live life on your terms. You learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. On these occasions, you learn not to personalize things. You learn that God isn't punishing you or failing to answer your prayers; it's just life happening. You learn to deal with evil in its most primal state; the ego. You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls. You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted; things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about; a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower. Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself, by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never ever settle for less than your heart's desire. You hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind, and you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting and to stay open to every wonderful possibility. Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side you take a stand, you take a deep breath and you begin to design the life you want to live as best as you can.

~Lao Tzu

Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.
~Lao Tzu

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I could promise to hold you, and to cherish you. I could promise to be there, in sickness and in health. I could say 'til death do us part, but I won't. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope. I do not stand here on my wedding day optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful. I am sure. I am steady. And I know I am a heart man, take them apart, put them back together. I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this, I am sure. You are my partner, my lover, my very best friend. My heart, my heart, beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this. I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you, me."

Friday, February 22, 2008

Our Birth is our Opening Balance

Our Birth is our Opening Balance

Our Death is our Closing Balance

Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities

Our Creative Ideas are our Assets

Heart is our Current Asset

Soul is our Fixed Asset

Brain is our Fixed Deposit

Thinking is our Current Account

Achievements are our Capital

Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade

Friends are our General Reserves

Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill

Patience is our Interest

EarnedLove is our Dividend

Children are our Bonus Issues

Education is Brands / Patents

Knowledge is our Investment

Experience is our Premium Account

The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.

The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award

Thursday, February 21, 2008

To keep vow of Devotee God can break his vow

Universal Laws That Govern Our Lives

Law of Gratitude: This is one universal law that states you must show gratitude for what you have. If you show gratitude, you also show you appreciate the things in your life, no matter what those things may be. It is just a matter of acknowledging them and telling the universe that you are glad you have them in your life. By having gratitude, you actually speed your growth and success faster than you normally would. This is because if you appreciate the things you have, even if they are small things, you are telling the universe that you are accepting of them and you are open to receiving, and will receive more.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What if I told you

the wave of the ocean

is inside the sky above

And white fluffy cloud

sfill the ocean below

Would you accuse me

of looking at life

upside down

Could you see

life thru my eyes

What is the question

you are looking to answer

Where is the key

to unlock the door

of knowledge

What is reality

What is real

What is

Do we see





Is reality beyond



Is reality seen

outwards looking


Or inwards looking


What if everything

you ever thought


was the opposite

of reality

Would you feel


or betrayed

Would you feel

free to be the

innocent child

you were


meant to be

Inner Harmony

From the deepest

ocean waters

to the highest

mountain peak

angelic beings

are surfacing

to teach us

how to remember

the way back

to the arms of


The beating of a drum

is rising from

the core of

the earth

Giving birth to

a new day

a new way

a new dance

Where the followers

become the leaders,

the leaders

become the followers

For the followers know

the way to remember

the way to our creator

is the willingness to be led

by higher guidance

Monday, February 18, 2008

Secret of greatness.- Swami Vivekananda.

Faith, sympathy, fiery faith, fiery sympathy! Faith, faith, faith in ourselves... faith, faith in God - this is the secret of greatness.- Swami Vivekananda.
1. men should be taught to be practical, physicallystrong. A dozen such lions will conquer the world, not millions of sheep.
2. I want iron wills and hearts that do not know how to quake.
3. You may meditate on whatever you like, but i shall meditate on heart of a lion. That gives strength.
stop becoming weak
1. Strength, Strength, it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause and that is our weakness.with weakness comes ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery.

2. Never be weak. You must be strong. you have infinite strength within you.

3. Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is a sin, this is the only sin - to say that you are weak.

4. The only saint is that soul that never weakens and faces everything.

5. All weakness, all bondage is imagination. .. do not weaken!...Stand up and be strong! that is all the religion I know.

6. Know that all sins and all evils can be summed up in that one word,weakness. It is weakness that is the motive power in all evil-doing; It is the weakness that is the source of all selfsishness; it is weakness that makes men injure others; it is weakness that makes them manifest what they are not in reality.

7. The weak have no place here, in this life or any other life.weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. weakness is death. There are hundreds and thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. There may be a million microbes of misery floating about us. Never mind! they dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until mind is weakened.

8. This is great fact; strength is life, weakness is death. strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery; weakness is death.


I've never made a fortune And it's prob'ly too late now;

But I don't worry 'bout that much, I'm happy anyhow!

And as I go along life's way Reapin' better than I sowed.

I'm drinkin' from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Haven't got a lot of riches, And sometimes the going's tough;

But I've got loving ones around me, And that makes me rich enough!

I thank God for His blessings And the mercies He's bestowed.

I'm drinkin' from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed!

I 'member times when things went wrong, My faith wore somewhat thin;

But all at once the dark clouds broke And light peeped through again.

So, Lord, help me not to gripe About tough rows I've hoed.

I'm drinkin' from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed!

If God gives me strength and courage When the way grows steep and rough,

I'll not ask for other blessings; I'm already blessed enough!

May I never be too busy To help others bear their loads.

I'll keep drinkin' from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Garden of Daily Living

The Garden of Daily Living

1. Peace of mind 2. Peace of heart 3. Peace of soul

1. Squash gossip 2. Squash indifference 3. Squash grumbling 4. Squash selfishness
1. Lettuce be faithful 2. Lettuce be kind 3. Lettuce be patient 4. Lettuce really love one another

1. Turnip for meetings 2. Turnip for service 3. Turnip to help one another

1. Thyme for each other 2. Thyme for family 3. Thyme for friends

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How does one maintain this interest?

How does one maintain this interest? Indeed, how does one go about learning any new project? Here are some tips for this:


The step for any student is to inculcate the right attitude. If you start with negative thoughts like, “It’s impossible”, or “I don’t have that much time”, then there’s no hope.

You would have lost the battle even before you go to war. So start with a positive mind set. Only then will the battlefield be set for your entry.


The next step is to find people who know what you want to learn. For example, if you want to know about the Indian calendar, your own grandparents or teachers are probably the best bet.

Make a few calls. Search for more information on the Internet and get the basic knowledge in place. As I’ve already said, things are far easier now to fish out additional information. But even if you have to go and meet people to clear any doubts, please take that extra step.


This is very important – revise what you have learnt till you master it. In Sanskrit, this is dealt with in Abhayaas, meaning constant repetition and practice. Then you start enjoying the whole process.

As you repeat a chore, it goes into your subconscious mind and you can recollect the information whenever required.

This is the only way we can study or adopt any new lessons. Take continue to take inspiration from the past, work in the present and attain a glorious future.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine treasures

Valentine treasures are people whohave often crossed your mind,family, friends and others, too,who in your life have shinedthe warmth of love or a spark of lightthat makes you remember them;no matter how long since you’ve actually met,each one is a luminous gemwho gleams and glows in your memory,bringing special pleasures,and that’s why this Valentine comes to you:You’re one of those sparkling treasures.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Thing to remember

Where there is clashes there can not be God or Dharma.

Even if money gets over, try not to get emptied of gentleness and humbleness.

Try to be beggar for money but not for Power

If you think to do better for others, it will ultimately make you better

In this world innocent people never get looted, only those got looted who are culprit

When we come to know that we don’t know anything, it is beginning of knowing something

Only we have to help those who are fallen down, don’t ask the reason

Don’t try to find faults of others, se at self-only

When one will be silent, he can understand the world

We will succeed as much as we are on truth and confidence

Patriotoic songs

music player

Friday, February 1, 2008

Robert Allen

Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone."

"You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water."

Jonathan Winters

Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hurry.
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it."

Louis L'Amour

Luck comes to a man who puts himself in the way of it. You went where something might be found and you found something, simple as that."

David Mahoney

"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear."

Conrad Hilton

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."